Rob Ortt

Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
November 03, 2019 - 2:34 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - State Senator Rob Ortt again called election security to the forefront of concerns for New York State residents. “Our republic is founded upon the principle of free and fair elections,” said Ortt. “To ensure that those who are casting votes are the ones allowed to do so is of the...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
October 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The declared candidates for the 27th Congressional District have all shared their thoughts on the resignation of Chris Collins from the House of Representatives. Pressure Mounts on Bellavia to Launch NY27 Bid Collins resigned Monday in the midst of a legal battle that has...
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Tonawandas Sportsmen's Club. September 23, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
September 23, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Senator Rob Ortt blasted a bill introduced by Long Island State Senator James Gaughran which would ban gun raffles in New York State. The bill does have some exceptions, which include organizations that are run by veterans, volunteer firefighters, or...
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Mike Baggerman
September 12, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – The license plate controversy will be one of the first things addressed by the Erie County Legislature in their return from August recess on Thursday. Erie County Legislator John Bruso, who is also the democratic majority leader, has introduced a resolution opposing Governor...
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Brendan Keany
September 10, 2019 - 8:18 pm
WILLIAMSVILLE (WBEN) - State Senator Rob Ortt hosted a forum at ECC's North Campus on Tuesday afternoon to help the public better understand some of the possible health effects of building wind turbines. Most windmill projects fall underneath the Article 10 Law , which is a New York State process...
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Mike Baggerman
August 23, 2019 - 4:22 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WBEN) - While Governor Andrew Cuomo seeks to replace license plates in New York, a bill has been introduced in the New York State Legislature which would waive the fees for a new license plate. State Senator Rob Ortt introduced a bill in the senate while a similar bill was...
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Brendan Keany
August 17, 2019 - 12:16 pm
LOCKPORT (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - While it was essentially known on Friday, State Senator Rob Ortt officially announced his intention to run for the Congress as the representative of New York's 27th Congressional District. Listen to the full announcement below: Rob Ortt Officially Announces...
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Tom Puckett
May 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - More than 100 current and former sex workers have come to Albany to encourage state lawmakers to repeal a loitering law that they say police use to harass people simply for their appearance. Speaking at a rally Tuesday in the state Capitol, members of the group called for...
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Candidates ushered behind closed doors to meet with county GOP leaders in NY27. August 21, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Republican hopefuls for the spot on the ballot in November for New York's 27th congressional district are meeting Tuesday at Batavia Downs Casinos with chairs representing counties in the district. Each interview will last about 30 minutes with nine candidates scheduled to be...
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Tom Puckett
August 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A national restaurant chain is said to be considering entering the sports betting game. Some state lawmakers are looking to see if that will fly. Buffalo Wild Wings says it is exploring the possibility of offering sports betting. Assemblyman Sean Ryan says there are two questions...
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